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  • Second Time is a Charm, Says Candidate for County Commissioner

    Tom Lemons, January 24, 2024|Updated Feb 1, 2024

    HERNANDO – Outsider political candidates in Hernando County are becoming formidable contenders against the establishment. And no one knows that better than candidate for District 1 Hernando County Commissioner Anthony Arenz, who already has one campaign under his belt. Arenz ran against now-Commissioner Jerry Campbell in 2022 and earned a surprising 30% of the vote, and that coming from someone who had no political experience and wasn't endorsed by the Grand Poobah of...

  • Newcomer Says "Out with the old, in with the new"

    Tom Lemons|Updated Feb 1, 2024

    HERNANDO COUNTY – Marvin Baynham is new to politics and has never run for public office, but the 31-year-old firefighter from Weeki Wachee believes people are ready for that kind of change in the Hernando Board of County Commissioners. According to his campaign website, Baynham is a Christian, husband, father, and conservative who graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development. Baynham grew up in the tough neighborhoods...

  • Hernando County's "Biggest Advocate" Welcomed by Progressives, Shunned by Conservatives

    Tom Lemons|Updated Aug 13, 2022
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    HERNANDO – Republican candidate April Johnson-Spence is running for District 2 County Commissioner and claims to be Hernando County's "biggest advocate" but what has Johnson-Spence done to earn that title, why do Democrats love her, and why has she been rejected by so many members of her own party? President Barak Hussein Obama started his political career as a community organizer in Chicago, Illinois and after just a few years in the Illinois State Senate, followed by a...

  • Communist Regime Didn't Stop School Board Candidate from Pursuit of Happiness

    Tom Lemons|Updated Jun 30, 2022
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    PASCO – If there is anyone who can appreciate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it's someone who has lived under the thumb of an oppressive communist regime. Just 90 miles off the coast of Miami, Florida is one such dictatorship that has committed untold numbers of human rights violations against its own people. According to the U.S. Department of State, Cuba's Raul Castro and his late brother Fidel are responsible for numerous arbitrary killings, including...

  • Gov. DeSantis: Florida will not Diminish Importance of Fatherhood, Signs Mentorship Legislation

    Updated May 20, 2022

    ST. PETERSBURG - Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed HB 7065, which includes educational programs, mentorship programs and one-on-one support to encourage responsible and involved fatherhood in Florida. The bill is tied to nearly $70 million in funding to provide a wide spectrum of family and youth support through the Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and the Department of Children and Families (DCF). "There are more than 18 million children in our country who live without...

  • Gov. DeSantis: "We need to do more to ensure our elections remain secure"

    Tom Lemons|Updated May 20, 2022

    SPRING HILL, Fla. - Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill (SB) 524, Election Administration, to ensure that Florida continues to have secure and accurate elections. This legislation will strengthen election security measures by requiring voter rolls to be annually reviewed and updated, strengthening ID requirements, establishing the Office of Election Crimes and Security to investigate election law violations, and increasing penalties for violations of election laws....

  • Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Bill to Reform Higher Education in Florida

    Office of Gov. Ron DeSantis|Updated May 20, 2022

    THE VILLAGES, Fla. - Today, Governor Ron DeSantis signed Senate Bill 7044, to reform higher education in Florida. The bill removes the stranglehold that faculty unions and accrediting agencies have had on universities and colleges and adds common-sense transparency requirements for tuition, fees and cost of materials. "Florida's public college and university system is number one in the country because we put students first," said Governor Ron DeSantis. "Florida's students...

  • Despite Declining National Economy, Florida's Job Market Continues to Grow

    Updated May 20, 2022

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Be glad you live in Florida because it's one of the few states that hasn't been completely crushed by the current President's economic policies. Despite outrageous gas prices, record breaking inflation rates (8.5%), and higher taxes, Governor Ron DeSantis reports low unemployment and thousands of new job opportunities in Florida. Today, Gov. DeSantis announced Florida's March 2022 employment data, including a declining unemployment rate and strong job gro...

  • Tatted Up Former Hip Hop Artist Runs for County Commissioner - "It's Time for a Younger Generation."

    Tom Lemons|Updated Apr 29, 2022

    HERNANDO – He says the community needs new blood and that he's the right choice to represent the younger generation of voters in District 4 for County Commission. Born on an Airforce Base in South Dakota, 35-year-old Anthony Arenz lived in New Jersey before settling in Spring Hill, where he has resided for the last 24-years. Arenz admits he got a late start entering the race and that he's far behind his opponent Jerry Campbell in campaign contributions, but he says, "not to...

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